2019 Life Logs, Day 275: New York to Cape Cod
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Weather: Overcast Turning Rainy; High 85, Low 49 degrees F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
On this unusually warm October 2nd, I made it home from New York, picked Ollie up from school and took him to meet Heather for his violin lesson, and then came home to get ready to leave again in the morning. Short as my visit home is, it is always a good feeling to get home and sleep in your own bed for a night. I can be glad to be home, but that does not take away from the wonderful time Lynne and I had in Philadelphia. Kevin and Claire were such gracious hosts. They moved off the boat and slept in their Roadtrek motorhome in the parking lot next to Pier 3, letting Lynne and I have the boat for sleeping. But we did spend our evenings together on the boat sharing stories. Chris and Georgette, who live on the boat next door, joined us for part of each evening and Claire and Georgette elicited sailing stories from Lynne and me. It was so much fun to back on a boat in a marina, sharing stories with other sailors. We enjoyed answering the questions about our circumnavigations:
What were the most fascinating things you saw? (That was a new question for us.)
What were your favorite places? (The most commonly asked question.)
What were your most interesting experiences?
What were the scariest moments?
And Philadelphia was so much fun. Despite the fact that I have blisters on my toes from walking seven and a half miles each day while there, we loved seeing the city sights. The old town historic district was my favorite, but Kevin and I had a great time on eclectic South Street at Tattoo Mom’s where we ate $1 tacos and walking along Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River. During the visit we walked to Chinatown, visited the Reading (railroad) Terminal Market, walked to Rittenhouse Square to have a fabulous organic vegan lunch, and walked through the streets of Society Hill with its million-dollar brownstones. Everyone was friendly and I did feel like I was in the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia is a great city to visit. And I just once again want to say a big thank you to two of my favorite people in this whole wide world. Thank you, Kevin and Claire.
Tomorrow morning, I leave very early to battle rush hour traffic around Boston in order to get to Kittery, Maine by 11:30 am to attend the Celebration of Life for Rich Kole, friend of mine and husband of my good friend Leslie. After the celebration, I will go home with two more of my favorite people, Detta and Tom Porat. I will spend the night at their home in Greenland, New Hampshire, and then head home on Friday. On my way I’ll stop to have lunch with my niece Lynn in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and make a couple of shopping stops before getting home again.